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English definition of “anise”

anise

noun [U] uk   /ˈæn.ɪs/ /ænˈiːs/ us  
a Mediterranean plant with small, yellowish-white flowers and seeds that taste of liquorice, used to give this flavour to food and drinkCommon plants
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